Things I'll miss, part II
Pabst Blue Ribbon. Hosting social functions (can’t rule out hostelparties, but…well…it won’t be the same) Fresh produce (at least in Asia) Chipotle To that end, I’m hosting a potluck new years eve dinner where PBR will be ever-present, eating my final USA meal on Sunday at Chipotle, and consuming leaves and tomatoes and everything else organic over the next 72...
noun - snee zhure A biological self-directed attack, wherein two or more sneezes occur too close together, resulting in a physical jolt of uncontrollable extended sneeze. [I do hope this cold clears up soon…]
Gravity has made my resting face worse than it was.– DP, Dupont Circle, DC
Things I'll miss about home
In order of increasing importance: Countdown walk lights the monuments Pandora on my phone Hulu/on-demand online TV ….Kirby.
Compliment [by Rives]
I hope one day to be this excellent— I remember the first time you named me “Good morning.” And how, the night before, you considered my ceiling, where the passing cars outside the passing cars outside the passing cars outside cast their shadows and liquid lights through the slats of my blinds. You said: “Hey Romeo— your CD player is skipping again… but your ceiling’s like...
Countdown: Two weeks
Such a transparent few days. I’m learning to share so much and so well, but it’s hard to tie more strings before I stretch them. Two weeks to take-off, and then my photos will be of much more interesting subjects than hardware in my bathroom. “Surreal” does not begin to describe it.
Sights of Silence
We woke to the sound of horses, beating hearts on dusty saffron paths auburn clouds coating nearby branches behind them,
LEARNED: One does not have to be Christian to...
New York, see ya in four years? Try 5 days. Santacon! The colors were beautiful — red popped against the grayblack streets and buildings. And, the best part: I didn’t shoot on Auto once.
ARCHIVE: Varanasi, India
Faces in blurred browns wash like wind past my shoulders and I am invisible. Dust clouds drape and settle, atop horns, huts, eerie semi-lit blackness— it is all earth and ink on this journey to water’s start to burning heaps of flesh sacrificed to unnamed gods I pull through the herd, feeling smallness, insignificance gray, faded, turning eyes on old men kneeling— bearded faces paper hands...
TB: You smell like cookies!
Snob: Oh, I'm wearing a vanilla almond custom blend perfume. Might that be it?
Do not lose your knowledge that man’s proper estate is an upright posture, an...– Atlas Shrugged, 979
Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but it’s...– Atlas Shrugged, 975
New York, see ya in four years
I’m completely adapting to the idea that after law school, I will get a job in New York. I wonder if I’ll be met with the same kind of plan change as I faced at age 18, when I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland, then 21, when I decided to snub Columbia and NYU in lieu of Harvard. …I hope not? But everything happens for a reason, eh?
LEARNED: $65 Million Doesn't Mean Quality
Bottom Line: “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” was very expensive, and not very good I intentionally avoided hype, stories, and articles about the upcoming Spider-Man musical. I wanted to be a blank slate, as expectations, both positive and negative, color experiences. I went in totally clean, hoping to be impressed, or, at the very least, entertained. I was neither. This show...
What’s the best term for HIV? High five.– JG, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Countdown: One month!
[Alyson is showing me what we will have to use for sustenance in Southeast Asia. Though everyone knows you can’t eat the fresh produce…] Kindle just came. We’ll pick up our Chinese visas on Monday. Going, going, going…
we create in separate forms as in breathing beasts apart but we soften